community.general.dict_kv filter – Convert a value to a dictionary with a single key-value pair

Note

This filter plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 8.5.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.dict_kv.

New in community.general 1.3.0

Synopsis

  • Convert a value to a dictionary with a single key-value pair.

Input

This describes the input of the filter, the value before | community.general.dict_kv.

Parameter

Comments

Input

any / required

The value for the single key-value pair.

Positional parameters

This describes positional parameters of the filter. These are the values positional1, positional2 and so on in the following example: input | community.general.dict_kv(positional1, positional2, ...)

Parameter

Comments

key

any / required

The key for the single key-value pair.

Examples

- name: Create a one-element dictionary from a value
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ 'myvalue' | dict_kv('mykey') }}"
    # Produces the dictionary {'mykey': 'myvalue'}

Return Value

Key

Description

Return value

dictionary

A dictionary with a single key-value pair.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Stanislav German-Evtushenko (@giner)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.